In few hours time, the Citizens of Edo State will troop out to decide who govern the State for the next 4 years.
The INEC in fulfillment of its constitutional power had fixed today 19th September for the Election.
The election is an off-season election as a result of the legal tussle in which HE Oshiomole reclaim his mandate back through the court.
For today election it is worthy of note that.
- 1.7 million elligible voters will decide the winner of the election
Available information showed that as of August 2018 there are 2,210,534 registered voters in the state,
However, only 1,726,738 collected their PVCs.
- The election will hold in 18 Local Government Areas, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units.
A further breakdown of the registered voters shows that male accounts for 1,159,325 (representing 52 per cent), while 1,051,209 (48 percent) are female.
From the total registered voters,
the youth (18 – 35 years) account for 50 per cent (1,105,338);
Middle Aged (36 – 50 years), 29.1 per cent (643,551);
Elderly (51 – 70 years) has 15.99 per cent (353,508).
Eligible voters classified as the Old (70 years and above) account for 4.89 per cent (108,137).
According to the number of collected PVCs,
Oredo zone has 240,197;
Etsako West, 128,188 and
Akoko Edo, 115,343.
Further distribution of registered voters in the three senatorial districts of the state shows that
Edo South has the highest figure of 1,281,414;
the North with 564,122; and
Central senatorial district has 364,998.
Edo South has seven council areas, the North has six, while Central has five Local Government Areas.